Best Paper Awards

Best Student Paper Award:
Lower bounding term frequency normalization. Yuanhua Lv, ChengXiang Zhai (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Best Paper Award:
Intent-aware query similarity. Jiafeng Guo (Institute of Computing Technology, CAS), Xueqi Cheng (Institute of Computing Technology, CAS), Gu Xu (Microsoft Research Asia), Xiaofei Zhu (Institute of Computing Technology, CAS)

Best Interdisciplinary Paper Award:
Transferring Topical Knowledge from Auxiliary Long Texts for Short Text Clustering. Ou Jin (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Nathan N. Liu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Kai Zhao (NEC Labs China), Yong Yu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Qiang Yang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)